4 Fête Nationale Bastille day If you guessed that this represented France’s independence day you were correct!People light fireworks, have parades, and have big celebrations just like in the U.S.A.!Le 14 juillet
6 = Jour de Père Noël Le 6 dècembre In France, Père Noël comes before Christmas…which explains how is able to get to everyone’s house!He fills up the SHOES of French children with candy and small giftsLe 6 dècembre=
7 Wait a minute! So, if the is for Santa….. what is the for??? chaussure cloche
8 Pâques dimanche en avril In France, the bells on Easter morning bring the children eggs and candy, NOT the Easter bunny!Je suis desolée Monsieur Lapin!dimanche en avrilMonsieur Lapin
11 La fête du rois/ l’Épiphanie Le 6 janvierOn this day French people gather with their friends and family to share a gallette (an apple cake)Whoever gets the surprise in their piece gets to be the rois (King)!!
12 A bit of trivia before our last one…. How come Mme Carey didn’t put a TURKEY in the presentation????Une dinde
13 You guessed it!Although Thanksgiving is not celebrated in France, it is in Canada.French Canadians call itdon’t cha know?!Glouglou,Glougou!Le jour d’actionsde grâces
15 Mardi Gras Un mardi en fèvrier During this celebration, known as “Fat Tuesday”, crêpes (thin pancakes) are eaten by the plateful!People used to refrain from eating butter, sugar, and eggs during lent…so this was a last hurrah before a season of fasting.